The Institute for Hearing & Balance in New York offers its patients from Brooklyn comprehensive treatment options from a team of the most experienced audiologists. We understand that each patient is different, and it is our endeavor to give enough time and attention to our patients so that we can understand their unique requirements, goals, and lifestyle. This allows us to offer you a comprehensive diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. We also believe in educating our patients along the way and our team will work in collaboration with your other doctors and physicians to ensure your overall wellbeing. We use a combination of time-tested fundamentals for hearing and balance with the latest in technology. With continuous reassessment over the months of your treatment, we ensure that you get the best of treatment and achieve your goals.

Once the diagnosis of your concern is complete, it provides us the required foundation to offer you a customized solution so that your hearing or balance-related concerns can be effectively addressed. The continued reassessment and adjustment to the treatment allows us to get you to your goals every time.

Dizziness and Balance

Balance is so intrinsic to the everyday lives that we tend to take it for granted. We require balance for all our everyday activities, even to move about and walk. Only when it gets affected by a health concern and activities become difficult, do we realize its importance. If you experience poor balance or dizziness, sitting or standing or even walking from one end of the room to another might get difficult. You may have experienced sudden spinning or dizziness at some time but if it becomes a regularity, you should consult our team of experts at the Institute of Hearing & Balance.

Getting A Balance-Assessment

Deficiencies in balance can be complex and caused due to a variety of reasons. It is important that the underlying reason is diagnosed promptly and accurately since it might require urgent attention. Our doctors of audiology conduct a series of tests that assess the possible reasons for your balance issues. Your balance has an intricate link with the mechanism of your eyes, ears, muscles, nerves, and brain. Your balance ability can be checked and assessed by checking the functioning of your nerves, inner ears, and other systems to determine what is affecting your body’s ability to sense its position and location in relation to the space around you.

Some of the tests that are performed to check for the reason behind your dizziness include:

  • Comprehensive Audiological Evaluation – this is a complete assessment of your hearing that checks various ear functions and kinds of hearing loss you may be experiencing. A deficiency in balance can often be due to an abnormality in the inner ear or hearing loss. Our doctors of audiology will do a physical examination of your inner ear to check for problems with the anatomy or wax issues in addition to tests that check the functioning of your inner ear. These tests include listening to sounds or use of instruments to check the response of the inner ear to stimuli.
  • Auditory Brainstem Response – during this test, the nerve which connects the inner ear to the brainstem is assessed. Sounds are played through an earpiece while electrodes placed on your scalp will measure the natural response of the nerve.
  • Electrocochleography – this test checks the environment of the nerve and your inner ear, and electrodes are used to measure the electrical signals which are generated in your inner ear and the auditory nerve when a sound is received.
  • Videonystagmography – special goggles are used during this test to check the movement and response of your eyes when you are placed in various positions and undergo different movements. When we assess certain eye movements caused in particular positions, it helps us to understand the functioning of your inner ear and different parts of the balance system.

Balance Treatments

It is important that you get an accurate diagnosis of your balance issues so that we can help you with the right treatment and live a better life. Imbalance can lead to several concerns like dizziness, spinning sensation, or vertigo and other vestibular issues. Our doctors of audiology help you with the assessment of your dizziness problem and then guide you to the right treatment or a specialist if we think they will help you better. Here are the treatments that are available to our patients from Brooklyn:

About Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City and is named after the Dutch village of Breukelen. Brooklyn borders the borough of Queens at the western end of Long Island. It has many bridges and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan across the East River and the Verrazzano – Narrows Bridge connects Brooklyn with Staten Island. However, the borough maintains a distinct culture and many neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves. When visiting Brooklyn, you must see the Brooklyn Botanic Garden which includes a cherry tree esplanade, a one-acre rose garden, a fragrance garden, a Japanese hill and pond garden, a water lily pond esplanade, a rock garden, native flora garden, bonsai tree collection, several conservatories, children’s gardens, and discovery exhibits. The Cyclone rollercoaster in Coney Island was built in 1927 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. You can see many historic hangars and runways at the Floyd Bennett Field which is part of the National Park System. Visitors of all ages also enjoy the Prospect Park designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux; among its many attractions is the annual Halloween Parade. It is a haven for recreational fishing with the most active fleets in the country. In addition to the private fleet, there is also a significant public fleet within Sheepshead Bay and the species that are caught include Black Fish, Striped Bass, Porgy, Black Sea Bass, Flounder, and Fluke.